Aug
09
    
Posted (Deb) in News

Dear CSA Member,

A wonderful week of sunshine.  The fields are drying out and it feels like maybe we are over the rainy season.  We have started to pick a few new vegetables this week, Edamame (edible soy beans) and the first Baby Carrots.

The Edamame stalks are a bit dirty from all of the rain beating on the soil but we shouldn’t wash them before we crate them.  Just pull the pods from the stalk and rinse them in cold water.  Blanch for 3 minutes.  Sprinkle with salt and pop the beans from the pods when they are cool enough to eat.  Our Edamame beans never get very large, but they are tender and delicious.

We thought that Baby Carrots would be welcome.  The skins are so tender that all you need to do is to wash them, take off the ends and use raw or cook.

A word about our upcoming Farm Visit.  The date is September 12 from 11-3.  Please bring your own place settings and a dish to share.   We will celebrate our farm and CSA with a huge pot luck lunch.  The dish you bring only needs to be what one recipe would make and it is helpful if you label the dish. We will have the roaster going with local pork and corn on the cob along with what ever local fruit is ripe.

Each year we also invite other local farms to participate.  We have maple syrup and honey for sale and the other farms will also have their products available as well.

We plan on digging carrots and potatoes if the weather permits.  It is a wonderful time to visit the farm, take a walk around the fields and really get a look at how your vegetables are grown. Hope you can make the trip.

An item that  may be of interest to members comes from the 92nd Street Y CSA.  The Greenmarket’s Educated Eater and 92YTribeca present a fascinating panel discussion about multi-generational farming life, families and legacy moderated by David Mas Masumoto, renowned third-generation California farmer and award-winning author of Wisdom of the Last Farmer and Epitaph for a Peach. Long-time Greenmarket farmers Ron Binaghi Jr. and Ron Binaghi Sr. (Stokes Farm), Fred Wilklow (Wilklow Orchards) and Cheryl Rogowski (W. Rogowski Farm) will share their insights on the connections between families and farming, fathers and their children and the pleasures and challenges faced by multi-generational farmers. Light snacks and refreshments will be served. For more information, the direct link is: http://www.92y.org/shop/92Tri_event_detail.asp?productid=T%2DMD5DT24.

Enjoy the vegetables and fruit, Deborah for everyone at Stoneledge Farm



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